Dustin Johnson Wins FedEx St. Jude Classic

In last week’s PGA Tour event (FedEx St.. Jude Classic) Dustin Johnson reclaimed the top spot in the OWGR. His holeout on the 72nd was very much an exclamation mark on the victory. His victory in Tennessee was his 18th during his PGA Tour career.

As we look forward to this week it’s now time for the seasons second Major. The U.S. Open. At the time of writing the first round has been completed and Dustin Johnson is back at it again currently tied for first place (-1).

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As most golf fans and observers are aware Dustin plays a complete bag of TaylorMade Golf products. Thanks to Marketing Manager of TaylorMade Golf Canada Nick Obritsch for sharing the press release below. The press release outlines what propelled D.J to victory.

What You Need to Know:

 

  • TaylorMade’s 2018 M Drivers featuring Twist Face Technology now have victories in 9 tournaments on the PGA TOUR this season and 12 worldwide, outpacing any other manufacturer this season.
  • Having found success with both the M3 & M4 drivers this year, Johnson played the 10.5° M4 driver this week. Per his usual, he has it equipped with a Fujikura Speeder Evolution 661 X Tour Spec 2.0 shaft. For the tournament, Dustin averaged 320.3 yards off the tee which led the field in driving distance.
  • Johnson’s victory is his second PGA TOUR title this season and the 18th of his career, which ties him for most on Tour since 2008 with fellow TaylorMade staffer Tiger Woods.
  • Earlier this season, Johnson made the switch into the P730 DJ Proto Irons. As he has for most of his recent career, DJ has them equipped with True Temper’s Dynamic Gold X100 shafts.
  • Johnson has praised the performance of the TP5 golf ball since he first put it into play at the Tournament of Champions last year. It’s the 8th win on the PGA TOUR this season for TP5(x), with DJ adding his second win along with Day, Johnson, Rahm, Rose and McIlroy.
  • DJ has found much success on the greens with the Spider Tour putter, using it to escalate to #1 in the OWGR. After experimenting with the recently-released Spider Mini, Johnson returned to his Spider Tour black.
  • With the victory, Johnson not only reclaims the #1 position in the OWGR, he jumps to #2 in the season-long FedExCup standings as well.

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Dustin Johnson’s Winning Bag at the FedEx St. Jude Classic:

 

M4 Driver | 10.5° | Fujikura Speeder Evolution 661 X Tour Spec 2.0

M4 Fairway | 3HL 16.5° | Project X HZRDUS Black 6.5 95 X

P730 DJ Proto Irons | 3-PW | Dynamic Gold X100

Milled Grind Raw Wedges | 52° & 60° + 64° Hi-Toe | KBS Tour Black 130 X

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Experience the Legendary Miura Feel with the Tour Wedge

In the golf industry you’d be hard-pressed to find a brand that has the quality, craftsmanship, and artistry that matches that of Miura Golf. Long known for their “Miura feel” it seems that when I have a forged iron in my hand it just seems no matter the brand Miura Golf is the standard to which all others are compared.

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The “Hands of God” have recently released a new wedge to further bolster that image and perception. With the new Miura Golf Tour Wedge the brand introduces the first design to utilize a CNC-milled club face and grooves. Looking at the Tour Wedge you have a head that is as clean and elegant as they come. Other than the Miura stamping near the toe the head is void of any markings. Endearing to this writer.

Please read the details below in a press release shared by golf marketing firm Mary Beth Lacy Inc.

Scottsdale, AZ – Featuring cutting-edge milling technology, Miura’s latest release delivers the legendary feel that golfers around the world covet. “The Tour Wedge is the first Miura design to use CNC milling for the club face and grooves,” explains Hoyt McGarity, President of Miura Golf. “Combining this technology with Miura’s classic forged steel construction creates a feel at impact that can’t be beat.”

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Made of premium (S25C) carbon steel, the Tour Wedge is designed for mid- to low- handicap players who want solid feel with versatility. The CNC-milled face and grooves provide increased precision and the control necessary for enhanced spin control. Additionally, the wedge’s hollow back and higher center of gravity improves trajectory and accuracy in each loft offering. Available in even-numbered lofts ranging from 48° through 60°, the Tour Wedge is finished in a satin chrome that looks as good as it performs.

About Miura Golf

Miura has been making the world’s finest forged golf clubs since 1977. Designed and constructed by the Miura family in Himeji, Japan, each club is individually made using the patented Miura forging process.
World-renowned craftsman Katsuhiro Miura began hand crafting and grinding irons in 1957 and has since created one of the most respected brands in the golf industry. Miura’s endless quest to make the perfect club has introduced over 10 product series. This number continues to grow as the next generation of the Miura family-led by sons Yoshitaka and Shinei-continue the meticulous refinement and evolution of the Miura product lines. Each club is handcrafted and never mass produced, as generations of passion and steelmaking skill bring to the world the finest forged golf clubs.
For more information on Miura Golf, visit www.MiuraGolf.com. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/MiuraGolf, on Twitter @MiuraGolfInc, and Instagram @MiuraGolf

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Datrek® Go Lite Hybrid Stand Bag Wins Best Hybrid Golf Bag by Golf Digest

One of the booths that I visited very late at this years PGA Merchandise Show was that of Dynamic Brands. The conglomerate that brings the likes of Bag Boy, De Vant, Burton, IGotcha and Datrek under one umbrella.

While at their booth several products caught my eye however none caught my eye more than the Datrek Go Lite Hybrid Golf Bag. This golf bag caught my eye for a few reasons. First there were the colours that drew me to the bag display. Once seeing them I noticed right away that the Go Lite Hybrid golf bag had 14 slots with full length dividers and then there was the weight when I picked it up. It certainly lives up to its billing as being lightweight. In fact, the golf bag weighs a mere 5.2 lbs when empty. Impressive for a stand bag with the full length dividers.

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Photo Credit: Datrek

Recently, Julie Parham who is the Marketing Manager for Dynamic Brands shared a press release with me announcing an award that Datrek had won recently. The Datrek Go Lite Hybrid Stand Bag won an award as presented by Golf Digest. Golf Digest gave the “Editor’s Choice Award” for “Best Hybrid Golf Bag”. I would love the opportunity if Datrek gave me an opportunity to test one of these bags to allow me to form my own opinion. Please see the press release below.

***Generally, I refrain from posting accolades handed to company’s by other publications and websites. 

Richmond, VA – Datrek® Golf, a leader in modern golf gear designed to enhance players’ on-course experience, has earned a 2018 Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Award in the category of “Best Hybrid Golf Bag”. The full story is available on-line here.

“We are honored Golf Digest chose the Go Lite Hybrid Stand Bag,” said Craig Ramsbottom, President of Dynamic Brands, Datrek® Golf’s parent company. “The Go Lite Hybrid Stand Bag is the third generation of the popular Go Lite; now labeled a hybrid as it combines the portability of a stand bag with the functionality of a cart bag.”  This is the second award the Go Lite has received since it was first introduced in 2015.

The selection, through which the magazine’s editors identify its list of “The Best Things in Golf”, with an emphasis on lifestyle properties, products and services. The program receives similar editorial treatment as the annual Hot List, which has become the game’s authoritative review for golf equipment. Best Golf Bags has six categories: Cart, Carry, Lightweight/Ultra Lightweight, Hybrid, Stand less/Sunday and Waterproof, with Datrek’s Go Lite Hybrid awarded one of the coveted Best Hybrid Bags.

The Go Lite Hybrid has a streamlined new design for 2018, built for carrying, riding or walking with a push cart. The 14-way organizer top with full-length Individual Divider System (IDS) and easy-grip handle are designed for on-course convenience. Double shoulder straps and padded hip protection make the bag comfortable to carry. Six total pockets include an oversized, insulated cooler pocket and full-size garment pocket. The Go Lite Hybrid this year now includes new TOP-LOK™ Technology, a patented bag-to-cart attachment system designed to work with Bag Boy® push carts. Available in 10 colorways and sells for $149.95 at pro shops and retailers nationwide.

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